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Poster: Skobud Date: Apr 30, 2010 7:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: DDP v.6

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It has been some time since I have chosen a new DDP with good reason..... There are so many incredible shows from my latest obsession, late fall '72...I narrowed it down to a small handful of shows and this one came out on top, finally.

This is a southern style country rock show, no doubt about it. Berry Oakley, the former bass player of the Allman Brothers died in a motorcyle accident 8 days prior to this show. The tragedy was compounded by the fact that his accident was only 3 blocks from the scene of Duane Allman's accident in Macon, Ga almost exactly one year ealier. ....With this tragic event, The Allman Brothers who were scheduled to open for the Dead, did not.

I think this had a profound affect on this show. Jerry's improvosation throughout this show is a thing of beauty. My picks off of this one are

China>Rider
Stella
Tomorrow
Dark Star
Bird Song
Playin'

I think you would be hard pressed to find a more inspired, complete performance than this one in late fall, '72.

This post was modified by Skobud on 2010-05-01 02:42:31

This post was modified by Skobud on 2010-05-01 02:43:51

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Poster: darkstar041472 Date: May 1, 2010 5:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: DDP v.6

Neat-O. How do you like the 10/28/72 Dark Star..yum yum.

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Poster: Skobud Date: May 1, 2010 5:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: DDP v.6

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10/28 is killer...I think 11/13 is even better...Actually, 11/13 is what started this ball rolling for me...Late Fall '72 that is. What an incredible few months.

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Poster: billydlions Date: May 1, 2010 8:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: DDP v.6

I've always liked 11/18 better than the 19th, just for the amazing Playin in the Band. 12/10/72 is another very intense show. I think I may like the end of year shows better than the Europe shows.

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Poster: Reade Date: May 1, 2010 9:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: DDP v.6

No question. All the reasons cited below in the exceptional Europe '72 Notebook
entry for the quality of those spring performances (Keith becoming fully integrated, Billy adjusting to being the lone drummer, etc.) seem- logically, by extension- to apply to an even greater extent to their July->December '72 run.
Which for me is the jewel in the crown of their performing history.